It was undeniably sad when the original and iconic Rose shut its doors as, since 1979, it had been one of the main institutions in Venice for a basic breakfast/lunch. Fortunately, its massive renovation, re-imagining, and re-opening at the hands of chef Jason Neroni has only enhanced what was already there: A huge, open-air patio and soaring main dining room, complete with a takeout counter of prepared foods for those who can’t linger over matcha lattes and avocado toast. Speaking of toast, the bread here is a must-order. Other stand-outs: the cacio e pepe and the hearth roasted chicken.

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